Landed Estates
NUI Galway

Prendergast (Gort)

The Prendergast family were granted lands which had belonged to the O'Shaughnessys including the area which was to become the Lough Cutra estate. Sir Thomas Prendergast 2nd Baronet died in 1760 and was succeeded by his nephew John Prendergast Smyth, the son of his sister Elizabeth and Charles Smyth, Member of Parliament for Limerick city 1731-1776. John Prendergast Smyth was created Baron Kiltarton in 1810 and Viscount Gort in 1816. He was succeeded by his nephew Charles Vereker as 2nd Viscount. The 2nd Viscount built Lough Cutra Castle and his son the 3rd Viscount sold the Gort estate in 1851.


Name Townland Civil Parish PLU DED Barony County Map Ref
Lough Cutra (Lough Cooter) Loughcooter Demesne Beagh Gort Ardamullivan 97 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: R460973
OS Sheet: 129
Discovery map: 52
Rindifin Cottage Rindifin Beagh Gort Gort 99 Kiltartan Galway OSI Ref: M457008
OS Sheet: 129
Discovery map: 52
Milford Sreelane Kilmurry Limerick Ballysimon 45 Clanwilliam Limerick OSI Ref: R616 580
OS Sheet: 5
Discovery map: 65

Archival sources

  • Papers relating to Prendergast lands in counties Galway & Tipperary, 1702-1852. D. 17556-661, T.7145-8. ; National Archives of Ireland
  • Encumbered Estates’ Court Rentals (O’Brien), Prendergast, 16 May 1854, Vol 28, MRGS 39/012, (microfilm copy in NUIG); National Archives of Ireland
  • Genealogical notes on the Smyth family of Limerick city, 1709-1820. M.466 & M.5803; National Archives of Ireland
  • Baker, Ringwood & Gordon, solicitors' collection, includes plain copy will of John Prendergast Smyth, Viscount Gort, 16 Oct 1803. Small Accs. Index 105, T.11,952; National Archives of Ireland

Contemporary printed sources

Modern printed sources